Wrangler News » Diversions Archive » Wrangler News http://www.wranglernews.com Think Local. Read Local. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:46:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Dining out: Despite some plusses, few seem drawn to lakefront venue http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/dining-out-despite-some-plusses-few-seem-drawn-to-lakefront-venue/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/dining-out-despite-some-plusses-few-seem-drawn-to-lakefront-venue/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:51:00 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10437 It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon in July, too hot to go outside, so I’m sitting around with my family, enjoying a quiet lunch.

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‘Ant-Man’ proves a bit corny but fun http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/ant-man-proves-a-bit-corny-but-fun/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/07/17/ant-man-proves-a-bit-corny-but-fun/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:48:39 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10435 With the Marvel movies of the past few years, maybe the more obscure the source comics—obscure to me, at least—the more interesting the film. Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be one of the more amusing big-budget flicks from last year, and this summer’s Ant-Man is possibly even a bit more fun.

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Latest Pixar offering delves intriguingly into human mind http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/18/latest-pixar-offering-delves-intriguingly-into-human-mind/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/18/latest-pixar-offering-delves-intriguingly-into-human-mind/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 01:35:46 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10303 Get M.V. Moorhead's take on the new Pixar film, "Inside Out," as well as the latest Steven Spielberg movie, "Jurassic World."

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Famed amusement park gives birth to comic duo, and to a lifetime of wondrous memories http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/08/famed-amusement-park-gives-birth-to-comic-duo-and-to-a-lifetime-of-wondrous-memories/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/06/08/famed-amusement-park-gives-birth-to-comic-duo-and-to-a-lifetime-of-wondrous-memories/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:50:47 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10249 Editor’s note: Kyle Maki helped guide Wrangler News for almost 15 years, during which he matured from high school graduate, to four years at ASU, to a full-fledged part of our small company’s management team. He left in 2012 to pursue a career in medical-services marketing, however he still is involved in the community and […]

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Charitable Chandler emo music fan builds an online community http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/03/23/charitable-chandler-emo-music-fan-builds-an-online-community/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/03/23/charitable-chandler-emo-music-fan-builds-an-online-community/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:50:14 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=10026 By Chase Kamp In only about six months, a niche Facebook group called Non-Denominational Emo has raised hundreds of dollars for charitable organizations and connected emo music fans across the globe. Its founder, 23-year-old west Chandler resident Craig Lindholm, simply wanted to create an open platform to discuss a subgenre of rock music with a […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year: Pass the moon-cakes, please http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/02/22/celebrating-chinese-new-year-pass-the-moon-cakes-please/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/02/22/celebrating-chinese-new-year-pass-the-moon-cakes-please/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:07:38 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=9884 Story & photo by M.V. Moorhead Once upon a time I didn’t know the significance of a red envelope. Nor did I know what moon-cakes or egg-custard tarts were. I knew, courtesy of the paper placemats in Chinese restaurants, that I was born in the Year of the Tiger and my wife in the Year […]

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Some ‘oldies’ your sweetheart will love on that special day http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/02/08/oldies-sweetheart-will-love-special-day/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/02/08/oldies-sweetheart-will-love-special-day/#comments Sun, 08 Feb 2015 07:33:53 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=9835 Compilation by M.V. Moorhead Once again Valentine’s Day is upon us, and once again I’m going to take it upon myself to make a few suggestions for romantic silverscreen choices. But what is Valentine’s Day if not a day for sentiment? And what’s more sentimental than an anniversary? Here, therefore, are three love stories enjoying […]

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19th annual Jewish fi lmfest to focus on U.S. show biz icons http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/01/27/19th-annual-jewish-fi-lmfest-focus-u-s-show-biz-icons/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/01/27/19th-annual-jewish-fi-lmfest-focus-u-s-show-biz-icons/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:21:29 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=9772 By M.V. Moorhead The logo this year is a pretzel shaped like the Star of David, and the motto promises “Great Films, with a little Jewish flavor.” But while the 19th annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, which runs Feb. 8 through 22, offers its usual variety of American and foreign works, fiction and documentary, […]

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It’s time for screendom’s 2014 Top 10 race, and our longtime film guy shares his picks http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/01/12/time-screendoms-2014-top-10-race-longtime-film-guy-shares-picks/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2015/01/12/time-screendoms-2014-top-10-race-longtime-film-guy-shares-picks/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:41:16 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=9702 By M.V. Moorhead Time again for the film critics’ annual self-indulgence (as opposed to all those weekly self-indulgences): The Top 10 List. Here are 10 movies that, at this writing, I’m willing to admit I really liked and found memorable… Jodorowsky’s Dune—The mad director narrates us his abortive ‘70s-era film version of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi […]

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MCC play a family holiday treat http://www.wranglernews.com/2014/12/04/mcc-play-a-family-holiday-treat/ http://www.wranglernews.com/2014/12/04/mcc-play-a-family-holiday-treat/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:37:33 +0000 http://www.wranglernews.com/?p=9489 Mesa Community College’s Theatre & Film Arts Department is presenting Susan Zeder’s signature play, Mother Hicks, directed by Debra K. Stevens, this holiday season. The award-winning play performs at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 11 and 12, with matinees on Dec. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m., in the MCC Theatre located on the south […]

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